YADTR (Yet Another DateTime Rant)

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Fri Mar 28 01:04:00 CET 2014


On 03/27/2014 02:10 PM, Terry Reedy wrote:
> On 3/27/2014 7:42 AM, Chris Angelico wrote:
>
>> In any case... what I'd suggest would be opening a tracker issue, or
>> discussing this on python-ideas, and seeing what core devs think of
>> the matter. I think that, on balance, it's probably better to show the
>> whole thing with the same sign; but should it be:
>
> Before doing so, I suggest looking for the design discussion either on the tracker or in python-ideas or py-dev lists.
>
>>--> str(datetime.timedelta(-1, -1))
>> '-1 day, 00:00:01'
>>
>> or should the hyphen be repeated:
>>
>>--> str(datetime.timedelta(-1, -1))
>> '-1 day, -00:00:01'
>
> '-(1 day, 00:00:01)' should be unambiguous.

Or change the comma to an and:

'-1 day and 00:00:01'

--
~Ethan~



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